A RISING motor racing star, sponsored by a Midlothian Nissan dealership, has had a blistering start to his season.
Colin Noble, 20, drives for Ecurie Ecosse, which is returning to the motor racing circuit on the 60th anniversary of the team’s famous Le Mans 24-Hour Race victory.
He is sponsored by Alex F. Noble & Son, and is the son of Colin Noble Snr, himself a former championship winning racing driver and director of the dealership, located in Loanhead, Edinburgh.
Competing in both the Michelin Le Mans Cup in Europe and in the Henderson LMP3 Cup Championship in the UK, Ecurie Ecosse is running two Ligier LMP3 racing cars prepared by Nielsen Racing.
Colin is teamed up for the season with Ecurie Ecosse director and driver, Alasdair McCaig in the LMP3 Cup and quite a pairing it has so far proved to be.
At the opening round in April, they secured back-to-back debut wins in fine style. Then, at the first race of the Michelin Le Mans Cup at Monza, Italy, he teamed up with Tony Wells to take the victory
Most recently, Ecurie Ecosse were back in action was back in the LMP3 Cup at Brands Hatch, where Colin and Alasdair came second before winning the fourth round.
Colin said: “We could not have asked for a better start to our season both in the Le Mans Cup and the British LMP3 cup with three wins and a second position out of four races. We must now keep finishing consistently well to stay ahead of our competitors.
“This is my first season driving with Alasdair and the LMP3 and we are really pushing each other as hard as we can to get these results. The whole team has gelled very well and there is a great vibe in the team.”
The team’s June races take place in Spa Francorchamps and Le Mans.